USGS

INTRODUCTION to the Callisto source data

Callisto has now been visited by five spacecraft:

Mission

Closest encounter date(s)

Type of encounter

Significant Callisto discoveries

Closest approach (km)

Best image resolution

Pioneer 10

3 December 1973

flyby

--

--

no images

Pioneer 11

2 December 1974

flyby

--

787,000

391 km

Voyager 1

5 March 1979

flyby

Heavily cratered ancient surface

126,000

2 km

Voyager 2

9 July 1979

flyby

--

215,000

4 km

Galileo

7 December 1995 to

31 December 1999

Jupiter orbiter

homogeneous internal structure

416

(encounter C9)

29 m

The global geology map of Callisto is based on data from the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions. See introduction in map text for additional mapping source data information.


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